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Diatonic News - May-2021
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Highlights

WOW FOLK FESTIVAL 2021 - Castelfidardo/Italia
What Are You Doing For World Accordion Day? - International
66 Accordionists Play Music by Marc Perrone - Belgium
Melissa ist drei Mal für den „Amadeus“ nominiert - Austria
25° CAMPIONATO DEL MONDO DI ORGANETTO E DI FISARMONICA DIATONICA - Croazia
Open: 2022 Accordion Babes Calendar Artwork Submissions
New Article: Astor Piazzolla 100 Years at: Articles

The Ins and the Outs of the Accordion

Festivals, Competitions, Masterclasses/Seminars/Stages, Reports etc.

2. Kärntner Harmonikawettbewerb - Österreich
Swamp in the City: A Cajun & Creole Music Festival May 15-16 in NYC - USA
SEMINARIO LA MUSICA POPOLARE E LA MUSICA ESATTA - Italia
TEJANO CONJUNTO FESTIVAL 2021 - USA
Cancelled: Tag der Harmonika 2021 - Austria
Konzertina lernen und spielen, Kurs Bad Berneck - Deutschland
Postponed to 2022 / The Gator by the Bay Festival - USA
Fred Ziwich - Button Box Karaoke - Recording & Digital Book
Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival - France
Online_2021 Big Squeeze Accordion Competition, Texas – USA
Chippenham & Chester Folk Festival - UK
Helmut Spörl/Konzertinakurs Lichtenberg - Germany
“Libertango - Tango of Freedom” Concert, Auckland – New Zealand

eSheet Music Titles

Future events / Concerts

Geno Delafose full schedule for May 2021 - USA
Online-Shows of John Kirkpatrick - UK
Live event: Alex Meixner Band at National Polka Festival – USA
“Diou Flo” June Accordion Workshop - France
Wayne Toups in May - USA

Accordion Repairs Made Easy

CD/VIDEO/Book (New/Reviews/Presentations)

Stefano Pietro D'archi - vivaldi 4 seasons
Teaser Good Rocking Cajun final - USA
CD "ROUSE YE WOMEN" by John Kirkpatrick - UK

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Accordion TV/Film

Marc Pircher /Mai 21 im TV - Schweiz/Austria

Sounding Out the Accordion

CHILDRENS CORNER

Young Entertainer on Accordion, Guitar and Vocals, Houston - USA

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WOW FOLK FESTIVAL 2021 - Castelfidardo/Italia

by Diatonic News
28-29-30 maggio 2021

28 maggio:
Ore 17.00-19.00 masterclass con Riccardo Tesi presso salone degli stemmi
Ore 19.00 concerto aperitivo con Ethno pro duo con Alessandro Gaudio - Salvatore Pace - Piazza della Repubblica
29 maggio:
Ore 15.00-17.00 masterclass con Riccardo Tesi presso salone degli stemmi
Ore 17.30-18.30 esibizione live degli allievi della classe di organetto del Maestro Lucanero
Ore 19.00 concerto aperitivo con Alessandro D’alessandro solo (diatonico) + Antonella Costanzo la voce dell'Orchestra Bottoni - Piazza della Repubblica
30 maggio:
Ore 10.00-12.30 masterclass con Riccardo Tesi presso salone degli stemmi
Ore 10.00 partenza del cantamaggio con gruppi estemporanei presso i quartieri di Castelfidardo in collaborazione con TR800

PER PRENOTAZIONE E PAGAMENTO:
https://wow.prolococastelfidardo.it/
Ore 16.30 palco aperto per i musicisti itineranti
Ore 18.00 esibizione live degli allievi della masterclass insieme a Riccardo Tesi
Ore 19.00 concerto aperitivo con il duo Riccardo Tesi (diatonico) Maurizio Geri (chitarra) - Piazza della Repubblica

Friedrich Lips Book

What Are You Doing For World Accordion Day? - International

by Harley Jones
World Accordion Day logoThe Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) is pleased to welcome you to World Accordion Day. Planned is a live WAD video broadcast on May 6th hosted by Kevin Friedrich & Grayson Masefield of 2 hours with a focus on childhood accordion education. The World Accordion Day 2021 website, May 6th, will feature accordion in many countries.

Brazil and Portugal will collaborate to celebrate Astor Piazzolla's centenary by holding 15 performances by accordionists around the world.

The Quitanda Musical Booking Agency, in partnership with the Oswaldinho do Acordeon Institute and Mito Algarvio - Association of Accordionists of the Algarve (Portugal), brought together some famous accordionists to celebrate this very special date.

Oswaldinho do Acordeon, Hermeto Pascoal, Renato Borghetti and Luizinho Calixto represent Brazil, along with a Portuguese team including João Barradas, Inês Vaz, Nelson Conceição and João Frade. The event also includes the virtuoso Mirco Patarini in Italy and other international talents such as Laimonas Salijus (Lithuania), Petar Maric (Serbia) and Irina Serotyuk (Ukraine).

There will be more than 15 performances on May 6th, divided into four different times throughout the day, broadcast on Rythmica Web TV. Look for the video link here before 6th May. Broadcast: www.rythmicawebtv.com

There is a major event at the World of Accordions Museum in the USA and events from many other countries. View all these at: World Accordion Day (WAD)

For groups and individuals around the world: What are you doing for World Accordion Day to promote the accordion in your country? World Accordion day is on May 6th, which is the day the accordion was patented in 1829.

World Accordion Day was started in 2009 by the CIA and has been very successful, generating a lot of positive publicity for the accordion. A key part of this event is the World Accordion Day website to register your event and with background information for the media.

Every association, group, orchestra, performer and teacher that can, is asked to actively support this event by encouraging national and local accordion activities to happen in their country on this day or the weekend either side of Accordion Day if that should be more convenient.

Everyone can register their World Accordion Day activity on the website and send a report of their event after, for that website.

No event is too big or too small. ALL accordion events celebrating World Accordion Day are welcome. This is a CIA promotion for the accordion in which every accordion enthusiast can participate and help bring our accordion world together as well as strongly promote the accordion.
Brazil World Accordion Day

The Ins and the Outs of the Accordion

66 Accordionists Play Music by Marc Perrone - Belgium

by Christine Johnstone
header: 66 Accordionists Play Music by Marc Perrone
Benjamin Macke66 accordionists joined together recently to record four compositions by film score composer and diatonic player Marc Perrone (picture below).

The video and recording will be presented on the “La Vie est Folk” online folk radio show on Radio Passion FM in Belgium.

Benjamin Macke (picture left) was invited by the show host, Ian Graham, to talk about the video which is entitled “We all Play Marc Perrone”.

The show will be broadcast online this weekend.

Composer and actor, Marc Perrone (picture below) was born in 1951 in Villejuif, France and appeared in movies: The Trail, L'Histoire du petit Paolo, More. He was also a folk musician, touring with Occitan band Perlimpinpin Folc, and collected tunes and songs in rural southern France.

He is now well-known for his solo career, his compositions which also led him to act in several films.
Marc Perrone

Friedrich Lips Whole Collection

Melissa ist drei Mal für den „Amadeus“ nominiert - Austria

by Diatonic News
Melissa Naschenweng
Der „Amadeus“-Award ist die begehrteste Auszeichnung für Musikschaffende in Österreich. Und Kärntens Wirbelwind Melissa Naschenweng darf heuer gleich auf Preise in drei Sparten hoffen.

Die 30-jährige Senkrechtstarterin wurde in den Kategorien „Album des Jahres“, „Schlager/Volksmusik“ und „Songwriter/in des Jahres“ nominiert. Melissa hat bereits einen „Amadeus“; sie hat ihn im Vorjahr in der Kategorie Schlager/Volksmusik erhalten.

Bis zum 6. Mai können die Fans auf voting.amadeusawards.at für die Lesachtalerin ihre Stimme abgeben. Die Gewinner werden bei der Amadeus-Show am 9. September in ORF von Conchita Wurst präsentiert.

25° CAMPIONATO DEL MONDO DI ORGANETTO E DI FISARMONICA DIATONICA - Croazia

by Diatonic News
25° CAMPIONATO DEL MONDO DI ORGANETTO E DI FISARMONICA DIATONICA - Croazia
25th WORLD ACCORDION - DIATONIC ACCORDION CHAMPIONSHIP
JUNIOR – SENIOR – OVER50
Umag / Umago (Istria – Croazia) 10-11-12 settembre 2021

Con il Patrocinio della Città di Umag / Umago (Istria - Croazia), l’Associazione Musicale Italiana
Strumenti ad Ancia, Diatonici (A.M.I.SA.D.) di Maiolati Spontini (AN) Italia, in collaborazione
con l'Associazione Musicale “Amici della Musica” di San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) Italia e il
C.D.M.I. di Recoaro Terme (VI), indice ed organizza nei giorni 10-11-12 settembre 2021, la
25° Edizione del Campionato del Mondo di Organetto e di Fisarmonica Diatonica, a premi.

Info: 2021Campionato.pdf

Open: 2022 Accordion Babes Calendar Artwork Submissions

by Diatonic News
Renee de la Prade has announced that submissions for the 2022 Accordion Babes calendar are now being accepted.

The theme for 2022 is: “The Music Never Dies”.

The art deadline is May 31st, 2021. If you would like to be involved, please let Renee know and she will assist you if you need help with your photo shoot.

For details email: squeezeboxgoddess@gmail.com

Accordion Jazz Chord

New Article: Astor Piazzolla 100 Years at: Articles

by Diatonic News
New Article: Astor Piazzolla 100 Years at: ArticlesA new article titled "100 years of Astor Piazzolla" is now online at: Articles
The article was written to celebrate Argentine composer, Piazzolla’s 100th anniversary of his birth, written by Edizione Curzi.

Article is in English and Italian languages.

http://www.accordions.com/articles/piazzolla100years.aspx

Gary Dahl Arrangements

Festivals, Competitions, Masterclasses/Seminars/Stages, Reports etc.


2. Kärntner Harmonikawettbewerb - Österreich

by Diatonic News
2. Kärntner Harmonikawettbewerb - Österreich
Teilnahmebedingungen zum 2. Kärntner Harmonikawettbewerb. Junge Musiker ab 14. Jahren können sich bewerben. Einsendeschluss für den Bewerbungs-Tonträger ist der 4. Juni.

Der ORF Kärnten veranstaltet in Zusammenarbeit mit den Musikschulen des Landes Kärnten/Fachgruppe Steirische Harmonika und Volksmusik, der Alpe Adria Manufaktur Strohmaier und Harmonika Müller den 2. Kärntner Harmonikawettbewerb im ORF-Theater in Klagenfurt.

Ziel des Wettbewerbs ist einerseits die Förderung der Kärntner Volksmusik sowie die Suche nach dem/der „besten“ Harmonikaspielerin bzw. -spieler des Landes Kärnten, andererseits die Schaffung einer attraktiven Auftrittsplattform sowie die öffentliche Präsentation hochqualitativer Volksmusik in Kärnten.

Genaue Details bitte hier: https://kaernten.orf.at/studio/stories/3101731/

Charnwood Music Publishing

Swamp in the City: A Cajun & Creole Music Festival May 15-16 in NYC - USA

by Diatonic News
Swamp in the City: A Cajun & Creole Music Festival May 15-16 in NYC
Swamp in the City is a Cajun & Creole music festival that celebrates the vibrant musical, cultural and culinary heritage unique to Southwest Louisiana. Save the date for this year's festival on New York's Governors Island: May 15-16, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

Enjoy an outdoor edition of Swamp in the City: A Cajun & Creole Music Festival on Governors Island, May 15-16, 2021. Set on a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, the weekend-long open air festival will feature world class Cajun & Creole bands, jam sessions, picnic concerts, pod partner dancing and ample breathing room on New York City's picturesque island.

The talented line-up includes: Jesse Lége, Cedric Watson, Joel Savoy, Joe Hall, Kelli Jones, Wilson Savoy, Jourdan Thibodeaux, Chas Justus, Jo Vidrine, Rose & the Bros, Bayou Brew... and maybe more!

While this year's festival is free and open to the public, you are kindly asked to make a donation along with your RSVP to help offset the costs of hosting this event (suggested $45-100 per person). Your donations support in bringing back live music of the highest quality and being able to do so in the future. A complete festival schedule and event map will be emailed to everyone who RSVP's on/around the first week of May.

Swamp in the City shares: Yes! Bring your instruments! We are planning to host a jam each day and, if enough of you let us know you're interested, we'll offer a few group lessons in playing Cajun & Creole music. We'll be setting up a Swamp in the City HQ tent on the island where registrants can also stash their instruments safely when not in use. While we feel that communal experiences are needed now more than ever, we are sensitive to ongoing safety concerns and the health and well-being of our community. Here are some steps that Swamp in the City is taking to ensure our festival happens safely:

- Hosting the festival in the most spacious outdoor venue NYC has to offer
- Adhering to all current NYC Health & Safety guidelines
- Programming two stages that are a short walk from each other to avoid a confluence of people in any specific area.
- Requiring all performers and attendees to wear masks when unable to keep a minimum of 6 feet of distance from others
- Designating areas for pod dancing and no-dance zones for people interested in listening away from dancers.
- Providing hand sanitizing stations near both stages.
- Encouraging attendees to identify their preferences re: dancing/distancing visibly so that we can support each other in enjoying the festival in the way that works best for each of us right now
- Survey results indicate that most attendees and artists will be fully vaccinated by May.

Here are some things that Governors Island is doing to help keep visitors safe:
- Ticket reservations are required to manage capacity and ensure social distancing on ferries. Visitors must reserve timed tickets in advance and depart on their selected return ferry.
- Visitors are required to wear face coverings while queuing, boarding, riding, and disembarking Governors Island ferries, and on the Island whenever social distancing is not possible.
- Visitors must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between groups.
- Increased cleaning procedures and schedules are in place for all restrooms, aboard ferries, and in high-touch, high-traffic areas across the Island.
- Enhanced health and safety protocols are in place for all food and drink vending locations.
- Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are located throughout the Island.
Swamp in the City is open to other suggestions around how to best ensure the safety of our community. We respect that for some members of our community the best choice will be to wait until next year to join us. If you're staying home this year, please donate to support us in bringing back live music and being able to continue to do so in the future.

To arrange for tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/swamp-in-the-city-a-cajun-creole-music-festival-tickets-148913336799

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SEMINARIO LA MUSICA POPOLARE E LA MUSICA ESATTA - Italia

by Diatonic News
19 - 21 MAGGIO

La Camerata delle Arti con questo percorso di studi intende valorizzare, riscoprire e mettere a confronto due generi musicali diversi ma tanto complementari: “la Musica popolare e la Musica esatta”.
La musica popolare proviene da tradizioni ancestrali, legate a doppio filo con i riti, le feste e le celebrazioni sacre e profane. Negli ultimi anni si è gradualmente trasformata, grazie ad un fervido movimento di riscoperta, rivalutazione e riproposta, attraverso nuove composizioni nell’ambito della world music e alle sempre più frequenti commistioni fra stili e culture diverse.
Esiste inoltre una stretta relazione, ancora non del tutto indagata, fra mondo popolare e mondo classico, ovvero “esatto”; relazione che ha ispirato nel novecento autori classici tra cui Liszt, Ligèty, Bartòk e Stravinskij dando vita a composizioni meravigliose come la Rapsodia Ungherese e la Fantasia su temi popolari ungheresi di Liszt o le Danze rumene e ungheresi di Bartòk.
In questo seminario si studierà l’origine e il carattere rituale della musica popolare del Sud Italia, insieme alle sue connessioni con le tradizioni del Mediterraneo e dell’Est Europa, accostando il repertorio popolare con il repertorio della musica esatta. I linguaggi verranno inoltre inseriti nel panorama moderno delle contaminazioni e delle sue più recenti evoluzioni, studiando in particolare alcuni esperimenti di incontro fra musica classica e musica popolare, per ensemble orchestrali e cameristici provenienti dal bacino del Mediterraneo.
A condurre i lavori, per ciò che concerne la storia della musica popolare e le sue evoluzioni moderne, sarà Claudio Prima, cantante, compositore e organettista, esperto conoscitore delle musiche ‘di confine’ che da anni nei suoi progetti traccia una rotta ideale fra le tradizioni del Sud dell’Europa includendo, negli ultimi anni, anche il mondo classico, e Nicola Samale, direttore d’orchestra e compositore, musicista a tutto tondo e profondo conoscitore dei linguaggi della “musica esatta”.
Il progetto si articolerà in lezioni teoriche e pratiche tenute dai due musicisti.

Le lezioni si svolgeranno a Forenza presso i saloni delle Masserie del Falco.
Il seminario

La musica popolare e la musica esatta si terrà dal 19 al 21 maggio 2021.


ISCRIZIONI

Le iscrizioni sono rivolte a musicisti di estrazione popolare e/o classico, di tutte le nazionalità siano essi strumentisti, direttori di coro e/o d’orchestra, cantanti; avranno diritto di prelazione gli under 35 residenti o domiciliati in Basilicata.

La quota di frequenza per ogni allievo effettivo al seminario “La musica popolare e la musica esatta” è di €100,00, comprensiva di tassa di iscrizione, da effettuarsi sul conto corrente intestato a: La camerata delle arti - IBAN: IT61H0859716100000120008246.

La quota dovrà essere corrisposta entro i termini di scadenza della domanda.
Le domande di iscrizione dovranno essere compilate utilizzando il modulo a ciò predisposto e scaricabile dal sito internet www.lacameratadellearti.it.
Alla domanda di iscrizione dovranno essere allegati i seguenti documenti:
- documento di identità valido;
- curriculum vitae contenente l’elenco dei titoli di studio e le esperienze professionali;
- cedola di versamento della quota di partecipazione.

Le domande di iscrizione dovranno essere inviate al seguente indirizzo email segreteria@lacameratadellearti.it entro il 12 maggio 2021.
La direzione si riserva di ammettere, a suo insindacabile giudizio, eventuali domande di iscrizione
giunte in ritardo.
Al termine del seminario sarà organizzato un concerto finale a cui prenderanno parte i migliori allievi.

CONVENZIONI PER IL SOGGIORNO
L’Associazione ha stipulato apposita convenzione con una struttura ricettiva e ristorativa di altissima qualità a costi particolarmente vantaggiosi a disposizione dei partecipanti.
Informazioni telefonando alla segreteria de La Camerata delle Arti

DOCENTI
Nicola Samale e Claudio Prima

STRUTTURA DEL SEMINARIO
- Approfondimento degli aspetti storici, antropologici e culturali;
- Organologia;
- Improvvisazione e prassi esecutiva del repertorio della musica popolare e della musica esatta.

INFO e CONTATTI
Informazioni e iscrizioni:
Segreteria dell’Associazione La Camerata delle Arti
via F.lli Grimm, 15 – 75100 MATERA
www.cameratadellearti.it
segreteria@lacameratadellearti.it
Tel. 0835.26.41.83
Cell. + 39 349.565.7880 / 3282347806
Claudio Prima

MusicForAccordion.com

TEJANO CONJUNTO FESTIVAL 2021 - USA

by Diatonic News
TEJANO CONJUNTO FESTIVAL 2021 - USA
For all visitors that are eager to dance live to the best conjunto music in Texas and want to know the plans for TCF this year. Although the pandemic severity is lessening and some states are opening back for business 100%, the organizers still do not feel it is safe to have a full-fledged festival and will hold a one-day, mini-festival outdoors on Saturday May 22 in a location yet to be announced in San Antonio, with very limited audience but a LIVE STREAM available for purchase. 7:00 pm to 12:00 am. Ticket information for live stream coming soon.
As Latinos have been a population disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers do not want to put any of their people at risk, but want everyone to continue to be safe and will prepare instead for the 40th anniversary next year! They hope all their fans will appreciate understanding and accepting the acutual situation, hoping to be together again soon.

https://guadalupeculturalarts.org/tejano-conjunto-festival/

Cancelled: Tag der Harmonika 2021 - Austria

by Werner Weibert
The HVO - Harmonikaverband Österreichs (Accordion Association of Austria), organisers of the Tag der Harmonika 2021 competition (Day of the Accordion), regret to announce that the event which was due to be held in Perg, Austria from 3rd to 6th June 2021 is cancelled due to Covid-19.

They sincerely hope that they may be able to run the event later in the year, however this depends on the ever changing virus situation in the future.

The World Music festival organised by the Deutscher Harmonika-Verband e.V (DHV), which takes place every three years in Innsbruck, has been postponed for one year due to the Corona pandemic. The event will now take place from 18th to 21st May 2023.

The Harmonikaverband Österreichs (HVÖ) will host its “Day of Harmonica” 2023 for the first time in 2023 as part of the World Music Festival. Several thousand visitors are expected to attend this multifaceted festival in Innsbruck to experience performances of orchestras and ensembles from all over the world.

Further details will be published as they come to hand.
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Konzertina lernen und spielen, Kurs Bad Berneck - Deutschland

by Diatonic News
Theo KnopfKonzertina - lernen und spielen, Kurs Bad Berneck (2)
am 22.05.2021
95460 Bad Berneck, Bahnhofstraße 81, Büro der Beratungsstelle für Volksmusik in Franken
Mitveranstalter: Bezirk Oberfranken. Leitung: Theo Knopf.

Eingeladen sind alle, die das musikantische Spiel auf der Konzertina erlernen oder weiter vertiefen möchten. Theo Knopf, ein erfahrener Konzertinamusikant und Kenner dieses Instruments, betreut jeden/e Teilnehmer/in individuell. Mietinstrumente können zur Verfügung gestellt werden. Die Uhrzeit wird in persönlicher Absprache vereinbart. Um Anmeldung bei Theo Knopf, Telefon 0921 42271, wird gebeten.

Weiter Termine: 12.06.2021.

https://www.heimat-bayern.de/fachbereiche/volksmusik/fortbildungen/fortbildung/328.html?day=20210424&times=1619215200,1619301599

Postponed to 2022 / The Gator by the Bay Festival - USA

by Diatonic News
Gator by the Bay Festival 2022
The Organizers write:
Dear Gator Fans, Friends, and Supporters-

What’s happening with Gator By The Bay 2021?
Unfortunately, it is postponed until 2022.

We have been enthusiastically working since last year on the 20th anniversary edition of your Gator By The Bay Festival which was to take place in May, 2021. Up until this week, we had been optimistic about producing the May festival as planned. Multiple unknowns related to the COVID pandemic unfortunately have made planning exceedingly difficult. Although disappointing, it is clear to us that canceling the 2021 festival is the right decision.

The festival production requires permits and licenses issued by local and county authorities. To date, we have no assurance that those permits will be available. We seriously considered the possibility of postponing the festival into the summer months but realized that even that time frame remains unclear. Rather than making plans on yet another uncertain date in 2021, we concluded that setting our sights and confidently directing our efforts to the May 5-8, 2022, Mother’s Day weekend in San Diego, is a better use of our energy and resources.

All of us find great joy from the fun and connections that the festival generates, and we are optimistic that we will be able to safely share and enjoy live music and the festival experience again sometime soon. Currently, great progress is being made to neutralize the virus threat, and we realistically anticipate 2022 being a lot more normal than either last year was or this year might be.

We are forever grateful to our ticket holders for your patience and understanding during these unpredictable times. Your continued support allows us to be optimistic about the future and able to move boldly forward to produce a spectacular 2022 festival.

We ask those of you who have tickets carried over from 2020 to share our 2022 vision by carrying them over again to 2022. If your situation has changed and this presents a financial difficulty, contact us at process@gatorbythebay.com. You can request a refund through this link. You can If you have made hotel reservations, please remember to cancel them, but look for 2022 hotel information announcements very soon.

The Gator By The Bay Team

https://gatorbythebay.com/

MusicForAccordion.com

Fred Ziwich - Button Box Karaoke - Recording & Digital Book

by Harley Jones
Fred ZiwichIrish Songs, Fred's Button Box Book, and More!

Fred Ziwich book and recording called "Button Box Karaoke" is an excellent resource for Diatonic Button Accordion students. There is traditional music notation, as well as nomenclature/ diagrams that correspond to Steirische style - Slovenian and Austrian Button Boxes for the book which is available as a download.

The accompanying recordings feature Fred performing all of the band parts on Drums, horns, keyboards, and button box. Available as mp3 downloads or a CD, the recordings are presented with the full band and then presented without the lead button box for karaoke play-along. This is a great educational tool, as well as fun for listening as well.

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Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival - France

by Diatonic News
Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival
Rendez-vous les 22, 23 et 24 mai 2021
Un festival champêtre, écocitoyen, familial, convivial et gratuit !

Du musette au rock’n’roll en passant par le klezmer, le cajun, le classique, le folk... l’accordéon est un instrument convivial, sympathique, festif, plein de malice et au potentiel infini ! Quelle ambiance !

Chaque année durant le week-end de la Pentecôte, le Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival c’est près d'une trentaine de groupes pour trois jours de concerts, de fête et d'animation pour tous les âges, ainsi qu'une grande marche & course nature et santé ouverte à tous, à la découverte de nos chemins de campagne...
N'hésitez pas à rejoindre cette belle, musicale et conviviale aventure qu'est le Hainaut Belles Bretelles Festival.
Vous pouvez apporter votre aide en vous proposant ou en vous confirmant comme bénévole.

À situation sanitaire particulière, projet d'organisation particulière... pour que vivent les Belles Bretelles !

En fonction de l'évolution de la situation sanitaire liée au Covid aux dates du festival :
➜ L’enceinte du festival sera entièrement close de hautes barrières avec une entrée et une sortie gardiennées.
➜ Pas de grand chapiteau : tous les groupes prévus se produiront en extérieur (déambulation, scène guinguette et grande scène).
➜ Les bénévoles, les artistes, les techniciens et les festivaliers devront satisfaire aux conditions définies par le protocole sanitaire validé par les instances administratives, en cours d'élaboration, notamment le port du masque, l’hygiène des mains, le respect de la distanciation physique et les éventuelles mesures d’organisation spécifiques mises en place.
➜ Un test Covid négatif valide sera demandé à chacun pour accèder à l'espace du festival.
➜ Le nombre d'entrées sera limité à 5000 personnes maximum simultanément.
➜ Les horaires seront strictement respectés : samedi de 14 h à 24 h, dimanche de 9H à 24 h et lundi de 12 h à 20 h.

http://www.bellesbretelles.com/

Online_2021 Big Squeeze Accordion Competition, Texas – USA

by Diatonic News
The 2021 15th annual Big Squeeze Accordion Competition, presented by Texas Folklife will be held online this year.

The competition searches for the next generation of accordion stars. Genres include Zydeco, Cajun, Polka (ages 25 and under) and Conjunto (ages 21 and under).

Since 2007, Texas Folklife has promoted Texas accordion music genres through the Big Squeeze program. More than 350 young, talented players from dozens of Texas communities have participated in the program.

Semifinals were held on April 17th and the finalists have now been announced. See list below. The competition finals will be held on May 8th, 2021 and be put on https://texasfolklife.org/

Chippenham & Chester Folk Festival - UK

by Diatonic News
Chippenham & Chester Folk Festival - UK
The joint 2021 festival will be held on 28th - 31st May 2021.

They are thrilled to announce that this year Chippenham and Chester Folk Festival are to combine for one amazing online Folk Festival experience in May.
On hearing the news John Kirkpatrick, the patron of Chippenham Folk Festival said:
“This is such an exciting idea - two great festivals pooling their resources to make one mighty weekend that can be enjoyed from anywhere in the world. In these strange times, it’s so impressive to see how consistently resourceful and inventive the folk community can be to keep the music alive and kicking”

And BBC Radio 2 Folk Show Presenter, and long-time supporter of Chester, Mark Radcliffe commented:
“In these most trying of times for live music: I think my old friends Chester and new friends at Chippenham may be ahead of the curve here. What a brilliant idea to pool the resources of two seasoned and respected events which normally happen simultaneously. I think this will bring a harmonious and heart-warming ‘Two Way Family Favourites’ flavour to the joint event. All hail Chestenham. I’m sure may others will follow your lead”.
We are working on a cracking line up of artists, callers and dancers from around the world.

For full press release - https://www.chippfolk.co.uk/

Helmut Spörl/Konzertinakurs Lichtenberg - Germany

by Diatonic News
Helmut SpörlKonzertina - lernen und spielen, Kurs Lichtenberg (1)
am 22.05.2021
95192 Lichtenberg, Lobensteiner Str. 4, Internationale Begegnungsstätte Haus Marteau
Mitveranstalter: Bezirk Oberfranken. Leitung: Helmut Spörl.

Eingeladen sind alle, die das musikantische Spiel auf der Konzertina erlernen oder weiter vertiefen möchten. Helmut Spörl, ehemaliger Schüler von Theo Knopf und erfahrener Konzertinamusikant und Kenner dieses Instruments, betreut jeden/e Teilnehmer/in individuell. Mietinstrumente können zur Verfügung gestellt werden. Die Uhrzeit wird in persönlicher Absprache vereinbart. Um Anmeldung bei Helmut Spörl, Telefon 09288 6986, wird gebeten.

Weiter Termin: 12.06.2021.
https://www.heimat-bayern.de/fachbereiche/volksmusik/fortbildungen/fortbildung/332.html?day=20210424&times=1619215200,1619301599

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“Libertango - Tango of Freedom” Concert, Auckland – New Zealand

by Diatonic News
Video: Promotional video "Milonga De Cuatro"

Tango Quartet "Milonga De Cuatro" (which includes accordionist Lian Jones) will perform a concert entitled “Libertango - Tango of Freedom” at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre in Epsom, Auckland on May 30th, 2021 at 5pm.

The concert will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Argentinian composer Astor Pizzolla. The group includes Lian Jones (accordion), Irina Lgotkina (violin), Marija Durdevic (contrabass) and Natalia Meyta (piano).

For details email: nataliameyta@yahoo.com

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Geno Delafose full schedule for May 2021 - USA

by Diatonic News
Geno DelafoseGeno Delafose (born February 6, 1971 in Eunice, Louisiana) is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose.

May 01 Sa 8-11:PM La Poussiere Cajun Dancehall Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
May 02 Su 5-8:PM Rock n Bowl de Lafayette 905 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
May 07 Fr 8:30 -11:30PM Toby's Lounge & Reception Center 132 Tobys Lane, Opelousas, LA
May 08 Sa 12-3:PM Quarter Tavern, 2nd Annualy Soup Cook-Off New Iberia LA.
May 08 Sa 7-10:PM Lakeview Park & Beach, Eunice, LA 70535
May 09 Su 5-8:PM Rock n Bowl de Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70501
May 14 Fr 8:PM Cowboys Nightclub Lafayette, Scott, LA
May 15 Sa 6-10:PM Double Nickel Ranch,Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer Research,689 Walnut Rd. Arnaudville, LA.
May 16 Su 4-7:PM O'Darby's Pub & Grill,Carencro, LA 70520
May 21 Fr 8-11:PM The Wheel Inn Lounge, New Iberia, LA
May 23 Su 5-8:PM Rock n Bowl de Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70501
May 28 Fr MUDBUG MADNESS FESTIVAL, Shreveport, LA
May 29 Sa Phoenix Arizona
May 30 Su 5-8:PM Rock n Bowl de Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70501

https://www.genodelafosemusic.com/tour-dates.html

Online-Shows of John Kirkpatrick - UK

by Diatonic News
John KirkpatrickSun 9 May 2021 Online Gig
THE VICTORIAN FARMER'S YEAR IN SONG
John's popular show of farming songs and stories inspired by his appearances on The TV programme "The Victorian Farm".
Starts 7.30 British Summer Time.

ONLINE GIGS
Fri 28 May 2021 to Mon 31 May 2021
ALL REQUEST ONLINE GIG
Chippenham Folk Festival, Wiltshire.
JK doing an online Patron's concert SATURDAY AFTERNOON

May 29th - as part of the unique combined online programme concocted with Chester Folk Festival, running the same weekend.

This will be an all-request show!

Send your requests to:
www.chippfolk.co.uk | concerts@chippfolk.co.uk

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Live event: Alex Meixner Band at National Polka Festival – USA

by Diatonic News
The Alex Meixner Band will entertain live at the 2021 Annual National Polka Festival in Ennis, Texas, USA on May 30th, 2021.

The event is held every year on Memorial Day Weekend and was established in 1967.

For further details email: media@nationalpolkafestival.com

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“Diou Flo” June Accordion Workshop - France

by Diatonic News
“Diou Flo” June Accordion Workshop - France
Diou Flo, which includes Florence Pinvidic and Florence Glorion, will hold an accordion workshop in Kernilis, Brittany, France from 21st to 25th June, 2021.

The workshop is for diatonic and chromatic accordionists of all levels and will cover technique and ensemble music.

For details email: florence.glorion@gmail.com

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Wayne Toups in May - USA

by Diatonic News
Wayne ToupsVideo: King of the Road. Watch Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun perform "Tupelo Honey" at the Texas Rice Festival 2012 in Winnie, Texas!

Wayne Toups picked up the accordion at age 13 and hasn’t put it down since. He mixes Cajun sounds with the rhythms of zydeco, adding elements of soul music and Southern rock. He calls the revved-up result “ZyDecajun,” and his electrifying group, “a Cajun fusion band with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude.”

MAG 01 Port Neches, TX, US

MAG 07 Texas Crab Festival - Crystal Beach TX
Crystal Beach, TX, US

MAG 09 State Fair of Louisiana
Shreveport, LA, US

MAG 29 Paradise Ranch RV Resort
Sean Vidrine / Tylertown, MS, US

for more: https://waynetoupsmusic.com/shows

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Stefano Pietro D'archi - vivaldi 4 seasons

by Harley Jones
Vivaldi Four Seasons but its a tango with Stefano Pietro D'archi featured on bandoneon.

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Teaser Good Rocking Cajun final - USA

by Harley Jones
Video: Excerpts teaser.

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CD "ROUSE YE WOMEN" by John Kirkpatrick - UK

by Diatonic News
CD
Written by John Kirkpatrick, 2020
Townsend Productions

The CD of songs written by John Kirkpatrick for the folk opera by Neil Gore and toured by Townsend Productions, telling the story of Mary MacArthur and the strike by the women chain-makers of the Black Country in 1910. Performed by the original cast from the 2019 show - Rowan Godel, Bryony Purdue, and Neil Gore.

https://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk/shop.asp

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Marc Pircher /Mai 21 im TV - Schweiz/Austria

by Diatonic News
Marc PircherLeider gibt es im Mai 2021 noch keine Live-Auftritte mit Marc Pircher.
Aber im TV sind folgende Tage vorzumerken:

So, 02.05.2021
Deutsches Musik Fernsehen DMF TV-Special "Marc Pircher - DIE HERZEN ZUM HIMMEL", 20.15 Uhr
TV-Special über das neue Album "Die Herzen zum Himmel";

Mi, 05.05.2021
Schweizer TV-Sender TELE TOP "Schlagertalk", 18.30 Uhr
Interview zum neuen Album "Die Herzen zum Himmel";

Sa, 29.05.2021
Volksmusik TV „MIT MUSI DURCH DIE HEIMAT“, 20.15 Uhr
...die neue Hitparade mit Marc Pircher

(Eine musikalische Reise von Vorarlberg bis ins Burgenland — an den schönsten Plätzen werden 10 neue Musikacts vorgestellt...)

https://www.marcpircher.at/live-tour/2021/

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Young Entertainer on Accordion, Guitar and Vocals, Houston - USA

by Harley Jones
Two young members of the Luzeros family of Houston entertain on accordion, guitar and vocals. Riccardo on guitar

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